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Sunken eyes

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 47 years experience
No way to do this: This is usually a genetic or inherited appearance which has to do with the loss of fat in the fat pads surrounding each eye. Unless you have lost a l... Read More
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Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 11 years experience
Medication: Are you using glaucoma drops/medication? That may also cause this to happen.
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
52 years experience
Not simple: There any many causes most of which are benign including fat atrophy from aging and even bariatric surgery. Make sure it is not from something else mo... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonardo Dacanay
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Depends on cause: The appearance of "sunken eyes" may develop for a few reasons. As we age, the skin of the lower lids tends to thin, revealing the darker muscle benea... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Bad genes: Some medications like lumigan; trauma to the orbit; rare sinus diseases.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Hydration and rest: This appearance is more common with dehydration and fatigue. The easiest treatment is to stay well hydrated (drink plenty of water and non-caffeinate... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sunken eyes: Sunken eyes are caused by fat loss of atrophied sub-orbicularis occuli, which leads to more visible blood vessels.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Kilmore
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
General health: This is a very generic question. Usually this is an indicator of general health status in that, things like fatigue and poor health, can give you the... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Patel
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Deep set orbit: Nothing is medically wrong. Some people have anatomically deep set eyes. Also as we age, we can have fat atrophy around the eyes that causes the eyes ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Common: It is common as we age for the fat around the eyes to shrink down. This can give the appearance of sunken eyes.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Bowden
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
Need to know cause: There are many causes of sunken eyes. You really need to be measured and evaluated by a surgeon who is a specialist in this. You can find the specia... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Pray: If that fails, go to cosmetic surgeon for fillers- they work very well and last about 6mo to a year.
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